The Reference Librarian's Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own

Author: Steven W. Sowards,Chenoweth Juneal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440860629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

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Divided into dedicated categories about the subjects most meaningful to librarians, this valuable resource reviews 500 texts across all major fields. • Critically assesses the most widely held reference titles • Includes LC and Dewey classifications for every title • Serves as an indispensable information literacy tool • Makes finding titles easy with organization by subject

Student Guide to Research in the Digital Age

How to Locate and Evaluate Information Sources

Author: Leslie Foster Stebbins

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580997

Category: Computers

Page: 202

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One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively. Individual chapters provide a step-by-step introduction to research and critical evaluation and specific types of information resources, as well as guidance on such skills as note-taking and referencing. Students and librarians alike will benefit from these suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.

Digital Reference Services

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317951654

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 409

Extensive data on the theoretical and practical aspects of electronic reference services! Digital Reference Services provides an overview of electronic reference services and software, and explores the opportunities that real-time digital reference services can offer in a variety of library settings. Experts in the field convey numerous opinions and theory about the growth of this new approach to answering reference questions. This book teaches librarians new methods and techniques for offering technologically advanced reference services to the public. The first half of Digital Reference Services includes such topics as: real-time or “live online” reference services the historical development of digital reference services and the role of the reference librarian mediated online searches how to create a virtual-ready reference collection of elite reference Web sites—includes a list of the top sites available to the public how to start and operate a digital reference desk in your library The second half of Digital Reference Services covers examples of libraries—both large and small—which have used revolutionary ideas to bring electronic reference services to their patrons. These ideas include: utilizing ATM-like kiosks in remote locations from library buildings to connect with underserved populations implementing live, interactive web-based reference services—the challenges and benefits, cost, training, and workload requirements evaluating your real-time references services—investigating self-assessment and blind reviewing, incorporating your assessment into an existing evaluative program, and obtaining the administrative support essential for an accurate assessment creating a statewide virtual reference system—selecting software, developing policy, marketing, coordinating the project, and staffing and training online reference management for smaller libraries—because of the smaller staff, smaller budget, and smaller amount of patrons, is it a feasible addition to the library? much more! This well-referenced volume contains case examples, figures, useful Web sites, and case histories to show how the basic principles of digital reference services work. Librarians and students of information and library science will find Digital Reference Services a helpful resource to enhance their library and electronic reference expertise.

Public Relations Writing: Form & Style

Author: Doug Newsom,Jim Haynes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8129

PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING: FORM AND STYLE combines the practical approach of a trade book with the fundamental principles and theories of Public Relations to provide students with the essential techniques and methods needed to write with understanding and purpose. The text guides students through a logical progression of PR writing, starting with an explanation of how this kind of writing is unique, and by exploring the legal and ethical obligations. The writing principles section, which covers both style and techniques, is followed by Public Relations writing assignments that students are likely to be exposed to early in their jobs: emails, memos, letters, reports and proposals, backgrounders and position papers. Writing for mass media and the more complex Public Relations writing functions, including media kits, media pitches, print and online newsletters, brochures, magazines, including those online, and annual reports are also covered in this thorough and comprehensive guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intellectual Freedom Manual

Author: American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935613

Category: Education

Page: 521

View: 7520

Libraries, havens for the free exchange of ideas and information, face wide-ranging challenges relating to privacy and censorship from government, special interest groups, and others. With the updated seventh edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, librarians have practical support at hand to address these troubling problems. This bible for intellectual freedom includes the most up-to-date intellectual freedom guidelines, policies, and interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights, along with the ALA Code of Ethics and Freedom to Read Statement. Eight newly Amended policies include: Access for Children and Young Adults to Nonprint Materials; Access to Electronic Information, Services, and Networks; Access to Library Resources and Services Regardless of Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation; Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program; Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards; Free Access to Libraries for Minors; Labels and Rating Systems; and Restricted Access to Library Materials. Intimidation; The Freedom to Read Statement; and the Policy Concerning Confidentiality of Information about Library Users. New articles from leading experts address timely issues. Now, like never before, libraries must stand strong as beacons of intellectual freedom for all. ALA's Intellectual Freedom Manual provides the answers they need.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 9816

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Library Association Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Proceedings of the 22d-33d annual conference of the Library Association in v. 1-12; proceedings of the 34th-44th, 47th-57th annual conference issued as a supplement to v. 13-23, new ser. v. 3-ser. 4, v. 1.

Public relations writing

form & style

Author: Doug Newsom,Bob Carrell

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534255008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 5813

"This well-written "hands-on" text guides you through the steps of good PR writing, including style and techniques, with writing assignments that you'll likely have to do in your early jobs: emails, memos, letters, reports and proposals, backgrounders and position papers. Plus, this comprehensive guide also covers writing for mass media and more complex PR writing functions, such as media kits, media pitches, print and online newsletters, brochures, print and online magazines, and annual reports."--BOOK JACKET.

Database

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information storage and retrieval systems

Page: N.A

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Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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